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Master the Code, Study To Pass Your ICC M1 Residential Mechanical Inspector Exam.

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Refresh your 2015 IRC (Ch 1-2 & 12-24) code knowledge, successfully pass your 2015 ICC M1 Residential Mechanical Inspector Exam without leaving the comfort of your home or office. Our comprehensive interactive Residential Mechanical Inspector exam preparation program is your best, most affordable path to guarantee ICC certification!

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How To Use Our Online Exam Center

STUDY our “Navigating the 2015 IRC: A Code Primer – For ICC M1 Residential Mechanical Inspectors”. This eManual familiarizes you with the code’s structure and function within chapters 1-2 & 12-24 of the IRC. ICC International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings.

PRACTICE utilizing our “Online Exam Center,” providing over 700 practice questions. Study-specific questions and answers and take timed simulated practice exams.

The course includes:

  • eManual (Navigating the 2015 IRC. A Code Primer – For ICC M1 Residential Mechanical Inspector exam)
  • Printable Worksheets (Companion to eManual)
  • Online Exam Center (Practice looking up answers in your codebook, Take full-length simulated exams).

eMANUAL – NAVIGATING THE 2015 IRC – A Code Primer – For the ICC M1 Residential Mechanical Inspector Exam

Our “NAVIGATING THE 2015 IRC” eManual helps students review the (IRC) International Residential Code. This eManual focuses specifically on the relationship of the IRC to the M1 Certification Exam. When you master the code, you master the Exam!

This eManual is designed specifically for the M1 Residential Mechanical Inspector Exam. The eManual familiarizes you with the use, layout, and content of chapters 1-2 & 12-24 of the 2015 IRC. The eManual also provides a comprehensive review of study questions similar to those found on the ICC M1 Exam.

eManual includes:

  • The purpose and layout of the code
  • How to navigate the IRC
  • Code reference exercises, speed drills
  • Exam Breakdown
  • Using the Table of Contents
  • Breaking down questions by subject (Chapters 1-2 and 12-24)
    • Keyword Identification, how to Identify the subject of a question for easy reference.
    • How to search for a code article by referencing the INDEX
    • Code reference example questions with in-depth solutions.

You are allowed by ICC to use the 2015 IRC codebook when taking your M1 Exam!


Access eManuals, Study Questions, and Simulated Exams From Any Device With Internet Access!

Our online practice questions provide a framework to practice utilizing chapters 1-2 and 12- 24 of your 2015 IRC Codebook. Constantly utilizing your codebook to answer test questions builds up your speed and code knowledge. Our course provides you with the required skill set to easily pass your M1 mechanical exam.

Four modes of practice!

  • Chapter Study Mode: Covers over 700 ICC M1 exam practice questions & answers. (Organized as Question – Answer – Code Location)
  • Flashcard Mode: Online Virtual Flashcards provide randomized access to our entire question set and are an ideal setting to practice answering exam questions. (Organized as Question – Answer – Code Location)
  • Chapter Tests: Provide real-time feedback on each chapter of our study materials, enabling you to concentrate on chapters that need improvement.
  • Simulated Final Exams: Simulates the taking of your ICC M1 Building inspector exam.
    • Full length (Exact  number of questions as on M1 Exam)
    • Timed (Exact amount of time as actual ICC M1 exam)
    • Randomized (Questions are randomized, all exams are unique)
    • Properly Balanced (Balanced according to the ICC Exam schedule guaranteeing a realistic M1 exam simulation)

Take as many simulated final exams as you want! (These exams help you to gain the knowledge, speed, and confidence needed to pass your ICC M1 exam effortlessly)

One-year online access: Full access membership to our online study center. Experience the convenience of learning at home or in the office, saving valuable travel time to an in-person course.


Learn what’s in the ICC 2015 M1 Exam!

Knowing what to expect is half the battle; proper preparation takes care of the rest. Our ICC M1 code foundation education method helps you master the 2015 IRC, ensuring you are in the best possible position for success.

How many questions are there in the actual 2015 ICC M1 Exam?

Answer: There are 60 code questions sourced from Chapters 1-2 and 12-24 of the 2015 IRC.

How much time are you allowed to complete the M1 exam?

Answer: You have no more than two hours (Average two minutes per question) to complete the M1 exam.

What am I allowed as reference materials when taking my M1 Exam?

Answer: You are allowed the 2015 IRC. Exam questions will only come from this codebook.

What percentage of questions do I need to get right to pass the M1 exam?

Answer: You must get 45 or more questions correct  (75%) to pass the M1 exam.

What type of questions will I be asked on my 2015 M1 exam?

Answer: The ICC M1 exam is a multiple-choice exam. Each question has four potential answers, with one answer being the most accurate or correct solution to the question. Specific question makeup is as follows.

  • General Administration (10%)
    • Project Administration – 2%
    • Public Information and Legal – 3%
    • Manufacturer’s Installation Instructions -5%
  • Heating/Cooling/Water Heaters (25%)
    • Heating Equipment – 10%
    • Water Heaters and Boilers – 4%
    • Cooling and Refrigeration – 5%
    • Other Systems – 3%
    • Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal Energy – 3%
  • Exhaust and Ventilation Systems (8%)
    • Exhausts, Fans, and Kitchen Range Hoods – 3%
    • Clothes Dryer Exhaust – 5%
  • Duct-Systems 8%)
    • Duct Construction and Installation – 3%
    • Duct and Plenum Use and Application – 5%
  • Combustion Air (19%)
    • Combustion Air 19%
  • Chimneys and Vents (18%)
    • Venting of Fuel-Burning Appliances – 7%
    • Chimney and Vent Connectors – 6%
    • Factory-Built Chimneys and Fireplaces – 3%
    • Masonry Chimneys and Fireplaces – 2%
  • Fuel-Supply Systems (15%)
    • Fuel Supply Installation and Sizing 8%
    • Fuel System Connections – 5%
    • Oil Piping and Storage – 2%

Schedule your ICC M1 exam at home, ONLINE 24/7!

Take your exam at home via PRONTO (Proctored Remote Online Testing) or take your exam at any Pearson|VUE test center

Take Your ICC M1 Exam With ICC PRONTO or Take Your Test at the Closest Pearson|VUE Test Center

ICC PRONTO provides an at-home option for taking your ICC exams 24/7.
CLICK HERE – For more information or to log into the ICC – PRONTO portal.

ICC Inspector exams are also available in person at Pearson|Vue testing centers across the country.
CLICK HERE – For more information or to set up an exam with Pearson|Vue. 

Pricing for each exam is the same regardless if you choose Pearson | Vue or ICC PRONTO to administer your final exam.

PRONTO Requirements/Recommendations for Taking the M1 Exam.

TEST-TAKING – Room: Where you take your final ICC exam.

  • Requirement: Only one person is allowed in the room; if someone else enters while you are testing, the Proctor will automatically eject you from the exam.
  • Recommendations: The room should be in a quiet place with a door that can remain shut. Again, make sure you are alone, comfortable, and fully prepared to stay in full view of the webcam for the duration of your exam.

Bathroom Breaks: You may take up to a 5-minute bathroom break at any time during the exam.

  • Requirement: If a break exceeds the 5-minute mark, the Proctor will terminate the exam. The time clock continues to count down during any breaks. Additionally, a new desk scan is required before you are allowed to continue taking the exam.
  • Recommendations: Bathroom breaks waste your time. Be sure to take care of your business before your exam begins.

YOUR COMPUTER: You may use any PC or Laptop if it has a webcam, speakers, and a microphone

  • Requirement: Your computer must be connected to the internet. If using a laptop, use it as a stand-alone computer. Do not plug it into a docking station with monitors attached.

Required Operating System:

  • Windows XP – Windows 10
  • Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – 10.13 (High Sierra)

Internet Connection: You must have a stable internet connection

  • Requirement: minimum speed of 2MB, upload, and download.
  • Recommendations: While you can use WiFi, we highly recommend using wired high-speed internet access as WiFi may not be as stable.

Browser (with pop-up blocker disabled):

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox

ProctorU Technical Support

  • Call: 1-855-772-8678, Option 1
  • Before connection time, you can submit a support ticket
  • During connection time, live chat support will be available,

OR, Take your ICC 2015 M1 Exam at the Closest Pearson|VUE Test Center

ICC exams are available at Pearson|VUE testing centers across the country.

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Printed Manual: M1 Exam, Navigating the 2015 IRC
(Only order with purchase of the M1 course) $60.00

Offline Course Support Aid. An online read-only version of this printed manual is included with the M1 Residential Mechanical Inspector exam course. Add the printed manual to your M1 course order for a physical copy of this eManual.

Order if you require a printed copy of our M1 eManual for offline study.


2015 IRC for One & Two-Family Dwellings
Required Codebook (Sold Separately) $182.65

The scope of the (IRC®) International Residential Code® comprises all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, and electrical requirements for one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories.



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The 2015 IRC is a REQUIRED CODEBOOK for 2015, B1, M1, P1, and E1 Residential Building Inspector Exams.

This comprehensive code compiles all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, and electrical requirements for non-commercial one- and two-family dwellings in one convenient code. The regulations cover dwellings and townhouses up to three stories.

The 2015 IRC® contains many important changes, including:

  • Common walls separating townhouses must now be rated for 2 hours when an automatic fire sprinkler system is not installed.
  • Remodeling an existing basement does not trigger the emergency escape and rescue opening requirements unless a new bedroom is created.
  • Ramps that do not serve the required egress door are now permitted to have a slope not greater than 1 unit vertical in 8 units horizontal.
  • Carbon monoxide alarms now require a connection to the house wiring system with battery backup. A carbon monoxide alarm is required in bedrooms when there is a fuel-
  • fired appliance in the bedroom or adjoining bathroom.
  • Revised lumber capacities have changed the span lengths for floor joists, ceiling joists, and rafters in the IRC’s prescriptive tables.
  • New sections and tables provide prescriptive methods for posts, beams, joists, and deck construction connections.
  • The girder and header span tables of Chapter 5 have been moved into Chapter 6. Multi-ply and single header tables are combined. A new section describing rim board headers is added.

ISBN-10: 1609834704
ISBN-13: 978-1609834708

2015 IRC Fast-Tabs
Codebook Navigation Aid (Sold Separately) $13.45

Tab your Codebook. Fast-Tabs help you navigate the 2015 IRC quickly and efficiently. Fast-tabs are a must-have item for IRC users and can dramatically lower the time spent searching through the codebook.

You are allowed to use IRC Fast-Tabs when taking your B1 Exam!

2015 IRC Quick-Card
Code Reference Aid (Sold Separately) $8.95

This six-page laminated 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) Quick-Card places 2015 IRC essentials at your fingertips and is a valuable addition to your professional code library.

Put IRC Quick-Cards in a 3-ring binder to use when taking your M1 Exam!

Take our 2015 Free M1 Residential Mechanical Inspector Practice Test.

Pass this 20-question free ICC 2015 M1 practice test to glimpse where you stand! These sample practice questions are similar to the problems you will encounter when taking your actual ICC 2015 M1 Certification exam.

The ICC M1 exam is a 60-question test randomly selected from a database of thousands of potential questions. Memorizing answers is not the path to passing your exam!

If you understand how to break down exam questions and locate exam answers in your codebook, you should be able to answer 100% of these practice questions correctly.

We teach you how to quickly navigate your codebook & pass your exam. “Master The Code, Master The Exam!“

Use the 2015 (IRC) International Residential Code to solve these ICC M1 certification exam practice questions.

Self-contained refrigeration systems containing __________ or less of refrigerant do not require a permit.
Strapping of appliances in seismic areas must be designed so that the strapping at the lower point maintains a minimum distance of __________ above the controls.
In vented floor furnaces, the furnace register must be located a min. of __________ from doors in any position, draperies or similar combustible objects.
Piping for a secondary drain or auxiliary drain pan required for a cooling or evaporator coil, must maintain a min. horizontal slope in the direction of discharge a min. of __________ .
Clothes dryer exhaust ducts must not be joined with screws that protrude more than __________ into the inside of the duct.
Metal ducts in underground duct systems must be protected from corrosion in an approved manner or must be completely encased in concrete a min. of __________ thick.
Return air openings for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems must be located a min. of __________ from an open combustion chamber or draft hood of another appliance in the same room or space.
The horizontal run of an uninsulated connector to a natural draft chimney must not exceed what percentage of the height of the vertical portion of the chimney above the connector?
Unless otherwise specified, gas piping systems installed underground must be at least __________ inches below grade.
In garages, appliances that have an ignition source must be elevated such that the source of ignition is not less than __________ above the floor.
Exhaust systems capable of exhausting more than __________ must be mechanically or passively provided with makeup air at a rate approximately equal to the exhaust air rate.
Condensate piping from cooling coils and evaporators must maintain a minimum horizontal slope __________ in the direction of discharge.
Clothes dryer exhaust ducts must be supported at max. intervals of __________ .
Gas-fired appliances must be provided with combustion air that complies with __________ .
Natural draft gas vents serving wall furnaces must terminate at a min. elevation of __________ above the bottom of the furnace.
Freestanding or built-in ranges must have a min. vertical clearance above the cooking top of __________ to unprotected combustible material.
Hydronic piping systems must be tested hydrostatically at a pressure of 1 1/2 times the maximum system design pressure, but not less than 100 psi for a min. duration of __________.
Supply piping used in the installation of oil burners and appliances must be a min. of __________ pipe.
What is the max input rating of an unvented room heater?
Vents for natural draft gas vents serving wall furnaces must terminate at a minimum elevation of __________ above the bottom of the furnace.
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